U.K. Labor Force Participation Rate 1960-2024

Labor force participation rate for ages 15-24 is the proportion of the population ages 15-24 that is economically active: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period.
  • U.K. labor force participation rate for 2022 was 54.36%, a 3.14% increase from 2021.
  • U.K. labor force participation rate for 2021 was 51.22%, a 3.45% decline from 2020.
  • U.K. labor force participation rate for 2020 was 54.67%, a 1.98% decline from 2019.
  • U.K. labor force participation rate for 2019 was 56.64%, a 0.45% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Participation Rate for Ages 15-24
Iceland 77.93%
Netherlands 69.35%
Australia 68.33%
New Zealand 67.51%
Switzerland 65.02%
Canada 64.46%
Norway 64.30%
Denmark 62.80%
Qatar 59.13%
Sweden 56.92%
Austria 56.61%
United Kingdom 54.36%
Finland 53.92%
Germany 53.59%
Ireland 53.08%
Malta 51.37%
United States 50.53%
Channel Islands 49.49%
Japan 48.71%
Bahamas 48.29%
Israel 47.37%
Panama 45.79%
Guam 45.26%
Uruguay 45.09%
UAE 45.07%
Estonia 44.75%
Barbados 42.59%
Cyprus 42.32%
Bahrain 40.86%
France 40.33%
Macao 39.60%
Brunei 38.53%
French Polynesia 38.36%
Singapore 37.75%
Argentina 37.43%
Trinidad and Tobago 36.46%
Lithuania 36.31%
Oman 36.12%
Latvia 36.09%
Slovenia 35.89%
New Caledonia 35.69%
Croatia 34.98%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 33.49%
Luxembourg 33.42%
Spain 32.71%
Hong Kong 31.94%
Belgium 31.10%
Portugal 31.10%
Poland 31.08%
Hungary 30.82%
Chile 29.68%
South Korea 28.86%
Czech Republic 27.60%
Saudi Arabia 27.46%
Slovak Republic 26.59%
Italy 26.00%
Kuwait 24.11%
Greece 23.49%
Puerto Rico 23.02%
British Virgin Islands 0.00%
Gibraltar 0.00%
Liechtenstein 0.00%
Northern Mariana Islands 0.00%
Antigua and Barbuda 0.00%
Isle of Man 0.00%
Palau 0.00%
San Marino 0.00%
Faroe Islands 0.00%
Monaco 0.00%
Bermuda 0.00%
Cayman Islands 0.00%
St. Kitts and Nevis 0.00%
St. Martin (French part) 0.00%
Turks and Caicos Islands 0.00%
Andorra 0.00%
Curacao 0.00%
Seychelles 0.00%
Aruba 0.00%
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0.00%
Greenland 0.00%
U.K. Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 54.36% 3.14%
2021 51.22% -3.45%
2020 54.67% -1.98%
2019 56.64% -0.45%
2018 57.09% -0.39%
2017 57.48% -0.86%
2016 58.34% -0.18%
2015 58.52% 0.71%
2014 57.81% -0.51%
2013 58.32% -0.32%
2012 58.64% 0.43%
2011 58.21% -0.23%
2010 58.44% -0.78%
2009 59.23% -2.02%
2008 61.25% -0.15%
2007 61.40% -0.92%
2006 62.32% 0.09%
2005 62.23% 0.66%
2004 61.57% 0.38%
2003 61.19% -1.21%
2002 62.40% 0.50%
2001 61.90% -1.52%
2000 63.42% 0.40%
1999 63.02% -0.83%
1998 63.85% -0.46%
1997 64.31% -0.08%
1996 64.39% 0.74%
1995 63.66% -0.98%
1994 64.64% -1.38%
1993 66.02% -1.89%
1992 67.91% -2.22%
1991 70.13% 70.13%
1990 0.00% 0.00%
1989 0.00% 0.00%
1988 0.00% 0.00%
1987 0.00% 0.00%
1986 0.00% 0.00%
1985 0.00% 0.00%
1984 0.00% 0.00%
1983 0.00% 0.00%
1982 0.00% 0.00%
1981 0.00% 0.00%
1980 0.00% 0.00%
1979 0.00% 0.00%
1978 0.00% 0.00%
1977 0.00% 0.00%
1976 0.00% 0.00%
1975 0.00% 0.00%
1974 0.00% 0.00%
1973 0.00% 0.00%
1972 0.00% 0.00%
1971 0.00% 0.00%
1970 0.00% 0.00%
1969 0.00% 0.00%
1968 0.00% 0.00%
1967 0.00% 0.00%
1966 0.00% 0.00%
1965 0.00% 0.00%
1964 0.00% 0.00%
1963 0.00% 0.00%
1962 0.00% 0.00%
1961 0.00% 0.00%
1960 0.00% 0.00%